Rift in Koraput  Congress comes to fore

The rift in Koraput district Congress came out in the open on Thursday as two groups of the party staged different demonstrations against corruption here.Hundreds of Congress activists, led by

Published: 13th July 2018 01:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th July 2018 06:05 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

JEYPORE: The rift in Koraput district Congress came out in the open on Thursday as two groups of the party staged different demonstrations against corruption here.Hundreds of Congress activists, led by Jeypore legislator Tara Prasad Bahinipati, staged a dharna in front of Borrigumma block office protesting corruption in development works being undertaken in the blocks. They also locked the office of Block Development Officer (BDO) for hours. Bahinipati alleged that the officials, in collusion with some BJD representatives, have been indulging  in corruption by seeking bribes from beneficiaries of several welfare schemes. 

The party workers demanded a probe by the district Collector into the issue. The blockade of the office of the BDO was lifted after intervention by Jeypore sub-collector LN Dalbehera, who assured that the allegations will be probed.On the other hand, at a meeting at Boipariguda, Congress working president Pradeep Majhi criticised both the State and Central governments for failing to ensure development of rural areas and tribals in KBK region. 

He asserted that the party would do its best for the welfare of people in rural areas if it comes to power in the 2019 elections. Koraput legislator Krushana Sagaria and Laxmipur legislator Kailash Kulesika were among those present at the party meeting.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

FIFA-World-Cup-2018